A series of seasonal paintings, these tiny miniatures are heading to the 11th Annual Small Works show at Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island. The opening reception is this Friday, Nov. 22, at 5pm and the show runs thru to Dec. 31st. Some of my smallest works, these little guys measure approximately 1.5 x 1 inch in size.
I’d like to give a big thank you to Susan Schaefer of the Island Arts Magazine for the feature about miniature painting in the upcoming winter issue. This is a terrific magazine focused on the arts in the Vancouver Island area with many great reads and information inside. You can find more info about the Island Arts Magazine on FB and at the website: http://www.islandartsmag.ca Thank you!
Here is a new autumn mini titled: “Ducks on the Water” (a tiny 2.75 x 3.5 inches in size). This little painting is of the Big Qualicum River area on Vancouver Island. Seagulls, ducks and seals frequent these waters, and I watched one very determined seal catch his lunch!
For those who love miniature art, here is a link to the MPSGS 2019 International Exhibit of miniature art in many of it’s delightful forms. Here you will find traditional miniature paintings, sculpture, mixed media, graphic art and many more works of miniature art.
The opening reception will be held Sunday, November 17th from 2-4pm at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. A very big thank you to everyone who worked to put this amazing show together!
This year I am honoured to have received the Cathie P. Scott Memorial Award for Best in Realism for the miniature painting titled: “Summer Spray”, a scene from my beloved west coast here on Vancouver Island.
Here is the last miniature painting of my summer series featuring some of the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This is a view of the lovely Wickaninnish beach area, titled: “A Day on the Coast” (measuring a tiny 2.25 x 3.5 inches in size).
This miniature painting was done with acrylic on art-board and took approximately fifteen hours to complete.
Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in which to paint the landscape. Like spring, the fall season here on the west coast is colourful and full of energy. Leaves are changing, storms are brewing and the landscape is busily preparing for a winter nap.
I painted this little miniature several years ago, featuring some old train tracks running through the small town of Chemainus on Vancouver Island, still a lovely place to visit.